Punch,  29 (1855), 130.

Quicksilver Martyrs



News-Commentary, Drollery


Meteorology, Instruments, Crime, Comparative Philology, Cultural Geography

    Discusses charges that Greek corn merchants have been tampering with a barometer in 'one of our large towns'. Having noted that 'the Greeks always paid great homage to Mercury, because he was the God of thieves', wishes the merchants had insisted that their tampering was a form of 'religious worship'.

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